Certified or Registered Orthopedic Technologist
Pinehurst Surgical
Pinehurst, NC US
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Pinehurst Surgical

Certified or Registered Orthopedic Technologist

Must be Certified or Registered in Orthopaedic Technology from a credible organization or school. Previous experience preferred by not required.

Full Time: competitive salary, full benefits, automatic 401k matching and excellent bonus potential!

SUMMARY:

The Certified or Registered Orthopedic Technologist performs most of the same duties as our clinical staff. Clinical staff (CMA, CST or LPN) are multi-skilled health professionals who work interdependently with other healthcare professionals to provide quality healthcare to the patient. They are trained to perform both administrative and clinical skills. The goal of the Clinical staff is to optimize outcomes and improve the quality of life for patients through efficient, cost effective care. The Certified or Registered Orthopedic Technologist will also be assigned to casting, splinting, assisting our Orthotist and other orthopedic duties.

Responsibilities

People:

Patient Satisfaction/Responding to Patients:

  • Appropriately schedules time off/Limit unscheduled absences 
  • Respond to telephone inquiries relating to department services  
  • Return patient calls promptly
  • Notify patient of test results in a timely manner per clinic/department policy 
  • Provide clean and comfortable environment for patients
  • Perform all duties in a timely and efficient manner
  • Schedule follow-up injections as needed  

Service:

Prepare patients for examinations and procedures:

  • Greet and arrive the patient  
  • Follow patient verification protocol 
  • Provide high level of customer service 
  • Accurately obtain and record medical histories verify all allergies, medications, and vital signs per clinic and department protocol 
  • Order, collect and prepare laboratory specimens as needed 
  • Explain treatment procedures 
  • Ensure proper consents have been signed prior to the procedure by both the patient and MD 
  • Apply casts or other orthopaedic devices as directed by MD or Orthostist

Assist the physician during examinations and procedures as needed:

  • Provide educational materials and aftercare instructions 
  • Supply proper equipment 
  • Applies universal precautions and maintain a sterile field as appropriate for procedures 
  • Prepare dressings  
  • Clean and dress wounds by order of physician 
  • Take photographs 
  • Remove staples or sutures 
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed 
  • Order x-rays, cultures 
  • Respond to prescription requests/refills  
  • Perform other clinical functions as delegated and supervised by the physician 
  • Escort patient to the secretary, patient access service associate, or financial counselor  
  • Prepare pathology form, cup collection label, log and record per policy 
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies per policy 

Perform administrative duties as directed:

  • Document patient communications and treatments accurately and appropriately 
  • Answer telephones and respond to clinical voice mail messages per policy  
  • Obtain prior authorization for medications 
  • Manage KPI/IPF reports including duplicate medication and medical reconciliation 
  • Maintain task lists 
  • Complete charge tickets, labels, consents, dx codes 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Post Operative Follow up:

  • Calls post-operative patients  
  • Responds to prescription requests/refills
  • Provides aftercare instructions

Quality:

Computers: Electronic Medical Records and Practice Management Tasks:

  • Accurate Documentation of: All patient history, injections and patient education per clinic policy 
  • Input charges, notes etc. into Touch works per policy 
  • E-Fax and call prescriptions 
  • Monitor and complete daily clinical tasks per department protocol 

Maintain rooms, equipment and supplies:

  • Clean rooms and change linens per clinic policy
  • Empty exam rooms of instruments that need to be cleaned secure nurse’s station cabinets nightly
  • Dispose of all biohazard material per clinic policy 
  • Assist with ordering clinical and allergy supplies as needed. Put away stock upon arrival
  • Perform inventory of products and prepare reports as requested
  • Maintain inventory and stocking of products  
  • Sterilize and clean equipment and supplies per established protocols 
  • Ensure maintenance of equipment is maintained
  • Review department stock medications and samples regularly for expiration date 
  • Clean exam room and nurses station counters and chairs per clinic policy 

Safety: Ensure Patient and Staff Safety: 

  • Follow OSHA guidelines 
  • Follow universal precautions when caring for patients; Use PPE as directed 
  • Follow all PSC policies when caring for patients 
  • Provide wheelchairs and assist patients with ambulation as needed
  • Ask for assistance when needed for lifting or transfer patients  

Finance:

Proactively Assist in Fiscal Management of Clinic Resources: 

  • Assist with maintaining established par levels on regularly used supplies
  • Avoid the need to over-night items or pay increased shipping fees for “rush orders”  
  • Notify manager or discuss with peers blocks of time when there are no appointments to maximize down time completing tasks that are difficult to due during a busy clinic

Growth:

Work Collaboratively to Promote Increase in Clinic Patient Volume:

  • Assist MD’s, department manager and marketing director with Department promotions as needed 
  • Look for ways to expand the clinic services and patients. Discuss with department manager as needed

Other duties as assigned.

This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required of personnel so classified. 

Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a accredited Medical Assisting Program preferred  
  • Current Certification or Registration in Orthopaedic Technology with no restrictions 
  • Current BLS Certification 
  • Knowledge of infection control, sterile technique and basic health and safety precautions applicable for work in a clinic setting 
  • Use and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • Thorough knowledge of general clinical principles, methodology and measures for outcomes 
  • Administrative skills necessary to effectively manage office practice 
  • Medical and/or surgical experience preferred 
  • Requires ability to stand for up to eight hours a day, bend, reach, squat, kneel, move, lift of patients and/or equipment up to 50 lbs. 
  • Cast Tech experience preferred 

Personal Characteristics:

  • High energy level
  • Strong interpersonal skills; tactful 
  • Ability to relate sensitively to patients needs 
  • Excellent telephone skills and etiquette  
  • Maintains confidentiality 
  • Uses discretion and sound judgment 
  • Ability to establish credibility with physicians, staff, and patients 
  • Ability to multi-task; resourceful and well organized; takes initiative 
  • Always mindful of quality improvement and cost efficient care  
  • Team player 
  • Ability to maintain positive attitude 
  • Well-groomed  

Compensation
$13.50 - $16.25 depending on experience
About Pinehurst Surgical
Pinehurst Surgical is a state-of-the-art facility located in Pinehurst, North Carolina with locations in Rockingham, Sanford, Raeford, Laurinburg, Troy and more!

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